It is hard to believe it is June 1st. Time definitely flies by when you are working this hard. The students did an excellent job on their Area Project and now they are beginning to see how fractions work into their understanding of number. We are using a number line to help them understand the sizing of different fractions. Key concepts we are working to understand are:
-4/4 or 2/2 or 3/3 all equal one whole unit
-the numerator (top number) means how many pieces you have
-the denominator (bottom number) means how many pieces the whole was put into
-We are using images right now to help us visually see what fraction gives you more
Here are some links to use to help with Fraction understanding:
Students also continued their development of learning a variety of coding skills by starting a LEGO Mindstorms project. Here they will need to work as a team to collaboratively build, program and test a responsive robot. This makes great connections across math and science as well as team building and problem solving. Stay tuned for more robotic updates.
Remember next week we have Heritage Park. It is an action packed day so please be ready with proper footwear, clothing, bagged lunch and water bottle.